Ripped Jeans DIY
Finding that perfectly ripped pair of jeans can sometimes be a painfully long shopping task. You don't want them too tight or too baggy; too ripped, or not ripped enough. It really can make you feel like the Goldilocks of denim - you want them juuuust right! Thats why The Modern Fox now gives you our next DIY Tutorial: Ripped Jeans edition. If you already have a pair of denim in your closet that you love and you think would be a great base for this trend, we will show you our technique to do it yourself!
Choose an old pair of denim from your closet. They can be any colour; however a lighter denim lends itself to this tutorial because it gives the appearance of a "worn in" look, whereas a darker denim tends to look new.
You will need one pair of sharp scissors, a marker or pen, and a potato peeler
Put the denim on and, looking in a mirror, mark where you want your rips to be. I have chosen one hole under each knee and one on my upper right thigh.
With the sharp edge of your scissors, drag the blade along the denim where you drew your mark. Keep doing this (be mindful of your fingers!) with a lot of pressure until you see soft blue of the denim begin to fluff off and the white string appear.
Eventually you will make a hole from one seam to the other. The aim of this technique is to make a messy rip, not a clean one. Drag the scissors above and below the rip, like you did before, but this time only until you begin to see white string not a hole. This will make it look like the tears have been made through wear.
Use the potato peeler to further tear the edges of the rip.
You can make as many rips as you like, taking into consideration where your denim would get the most natural wear, like at your knees or under a pocket.